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Random acts of random violence

You've heard of random acts of kindness. Out on Lowest Greenville, we have random acts of random violence - Shit just happens with no explanation.

Last evening was a good case in point. According to police reports and BD's conversations with people who were involved or saw the incident, this incident had no spark, no incitement. Just lots of action and running. And we have the pics to show it.

A Hispanic family was leaving Old Crow after a few drinks (and no problems) when they crossed the paths of a group of black males walking on the sidewalk. There might have been a little bit of jostling for space due to the narrow path, but no more. Next thing you know, there's fists and blood flying all over the place. BD was up near the former Ali-Baba space when he shot two photos (the pics below are cropped in tight on the action).

Right after the punches, the black males headed south and around Alta Avenue towards Summit, with DPD officers in hot pursuit. With an assist from the DPD Gang Unit (out on the street for training exercises), they managed to get two guys almost immediately. A third was located by the DPD helicopter. BD's photos were used to confirm the presence of the guy with the red hat, and the guy wearing the blue and white checkered shirt. There's still a hunt on for the guys in the Boca (green) shirt and the black polo, and a guy in a purple shirt not in the photos.

You can see all the pics here or here. If you can identify any of the other thugs, send BD a message, and he will forward it to the proper DPD investigators.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Honoring 9-11's fallen firefighters

Dallas Fire Rescue honored the fallen firefights of 9-11 with a half-mast flag ceremony at 9am this morning. The officers of Fire Station were on duty when the first call to lower the flag was broadcast this morning. Per the DFR news release -

At 09:00, apparatus will proceed out of the bays and position in front of the apparatus room doors. Officers will assemble all personnel at the station flagpole. At 09:05, the time of the South Tower collapse, the fire dispatch center will activate the station group page and ask for 10 seconds of silence in honor of our fallen brothers. The Channel 1 dispatcher will make a similar notification for apparatus in the field. The station flag will immediately be lowered to half-staff. Members may return to normal duties or remain assembled for any personal short service until 09:23.

At 09:23, members will reassemble at the station flagpole. Then at 09:28, the time of the North Tower collapse, the Alarm Office will again activate the station group page and ask for 10 seconds of silence for our fallen brothers. The channel 1 dispatcher will make a similar notification for all Dallas fire apparatus. At this time, the station flag will immediately be raised to full staff; and fire equipment will be returned to quarters.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Don't try to stop the cameras when the blood starts flowing

BD has cut back on his wanderings around Lowest Greenville on the weekends. It's not like things are still not hopping, but let's be honest - it's too damn hot out there. That said, a full moon is always a clarion call for idiocy, and Lowest Greenville is no exception.

He was out last night, but by 115pm BD's looking at his watch and thinking, I really really need to call it a night. That's when things went from a low rumble to full-blown mayhem.

The doors at 180 popped open and out comes flying a big guy in a red shirt - flying across the street like a ball in a Bugs Bunny cartoon, landing right in front of the DPD squad car parked on the new street paving. The officers pointed him home, with a warning not to turn around or risk being arrested.

About ten minutes later a girl and her boyfriend exited the same doors, and all you heard was her screams of There's glass in my foot, there's glass in my foot. Funny thing, her shoes were still on and tied really tight at the ankle, and no blood was flowing out. The police helped with their flashlights, but after a few minutes they pointed her towards the parking lots.

Just seconds later a big guy comes walking out, staggers across the street towards the DPD and sits down on the new concrete, blood flowing from a wound in his head.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Anyone missing a Ruger???

It's bad enough when your car strikes a DPD vehicle parked on the street. It's really bad when you try to leave the scene - surrounded by nearly a dozen DPD officers. So is it so bad when they find a Ruger under the back seat??

It was a full moon this weekend. If you could not tell by the appearance of a large white orb in the sky every evening, it was obvious on the ground on Lowest Greenville. BD was out on the street early Sunday morning, and by 2am had counted at least five arrests of club patrons for various counts of public stupidity. Nearly a dozen officers and a few prisoners were congregated on the street at Alta and Greenville, one of the few streets usable due to street construction.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Sexual assault reported on Lowest Greenville

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that took place in Lowest Greenville early Saturday morning. According to DPD Offense Report 0193797-Y, the assault took place around 245am on the 5800 block of Prospect Avenue.

The DPD report notes the victim stated the assault took place in a parking lot; the 5800 block of Prospect is residential, while the 5700 block of Prospect has four parking lots. DPD sources tell BD the victim is unsure exactly where the assault took place and it will be up to the investigators to make the final determination after interviewing the victim. The only suspect information they have is that he is a Latin male.

The DPD has asked BD to post information about how potential victims can avoid a sexual assault in public areas, which can be found here.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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